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Lost My Comments. So I Made Granola.

It’s a brand new world out here in WordPress land! The move over went smoothly (thank you, thank you, thank you Julie! Find her at Deluxe Designs. She’s amazing!), except for one casualty: I lost over a years worth of comments.

*Ripping of clothes ensues*

Technically, they’re not lost. They’re sitting in my Intense Debate account. The problem is Intense Debate’s plug-in that lets you move your comments from Blogger to WordPress isn’t working. And the ETA for a fix? Undetermined.

Please excuse me. I need to go ball my eyes out one more time… Okay, I’m back.

On the upside, all my old Blogger comments from a thousand years ago are showing again (they couldn’t be seen when I installed Intense Debate) and my migration was pain free. But if you ever think of moving over to WordPress, I encourage you to use a different commenting system besides Intense Debate (outside of your native commenting system). At least until ID decides to update that plug-in.

*Le Sigh*

Anyway, to help ease the terrible loss of those comments (which I may be able to get back some day), I made homemade granola:

Granola

It was so good, we gobbled it up in less than a day. I had to make a second batch!

Lesson Of The Day: If you lose in the blogging world, you can win in real life by making this granola.

Jennifer’s Easy “I Lost My Blog Comments” Granola

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Cups Rolled Oats
  • 3 T Butter
  • 2 1/2 T Coconut Oil
  • 2 T Honey
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Raisins (or whatever dried fruit you prefer)
  • 1/2 Cup Nuts (I used pine nuts since that was on hand)

Please note: This is a recipe for “loose” granola – great to use sprinkled over yogurt or ice cream, or as “cereal” in the morning! In the picture above, it’s in a clear bowl – that’s why it looks like a brick! If you want to turn this recipe into bar form, I’ll note the directions at the end.

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt two tablespoons of butter in a pot. Add the oats. Stir them around until they’re evenly coated with butter and begin to turn a light brown.
  3. Remove the oats from the pot and spread it out on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Using the same pot, add the rest of the butter, coconut oil, honey and brown sugar. Stir it up until the brown sugar granules have completely dissolved.
  5. Add back the oats (don’t throw away that parchment paper just yet!), raisins and nuts. Stir it up until they’re all evenly coated with  syrupy goodness.
  6. Pour the entire batch onto the same parchment paper lined cookie sheet and stick it in the oven for three to five minutes7. Remove from oven and let cool.

*To create granola bars:
Skip steps 2 and 3. Start at Step 4, adding all the ingredients to the pot. Continue following all the steps until Step 6. Instead, pour out the granola into a parchment paper lined pan and press the granola into the pan, the same way you would rice crispy treats. Let it cool, then cut ’em up and let the Pig Fest begin!

9 thoughts on “Lost My Comments. So I Made Granola.”

  1. Stopping by from SITS. I would seriously cry for hours if that happened to me. So, I admire you for staying strong and making a healthy snack! :)

  2. Oh no, what a bummer! I just started using Intense Debate on my blog, so I'm a tad nervous now…Otherwise, congrats on the move. What made you decide to switch from Blogger to WordPress? (Have also considered making the move). Hope you get your comments back, the granola looks super tasty!

    1. Bev, I made the switch because I was just so paranoid about my blog getting shut down randomly (I kept hearing horror stories of it happening to innocent people out there!). Plus, I didn\’t like the idea that I didn\’t \”own\” my blog. Plus, I really wanted more flexibility with the way my blog looked and how far I would be able to take it design wise in the future. Other than that, I would have stayed on Blogger – it\’s just so easy to use! As far as using ID for your comments, well, if you\’re planning on switching to WP, I\’ll tell you to stop using ID NOW! The more comments you accumulate on it, the more comments won\’t transfer over (at least in the near future). Don\’t be like me! Save yourself! ;-)

  3. I've gotta admit, I LOVE the look of your blog. I'm partial to yellow and gray. I know it's trendy right now, but it's a lovely color combo, and really works here :)

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